Intersection of Anarchy and Capitalism September 24, 2013Posted by stuffilikenet in Uncategorizable.
From the NoiseBridge hackerspace mailing list:
Last night (Monday) was a hopping night at Noisebridge, as it often is. Lots of happy people soldering, learning how to make websites, playing with LED lighting, and lots of other cool things. And a bunch of people donated cash into our donation box.
When I went home, I grabbed the cash from the donation bin. Someone had put in a $100 bill, inside of an envelope.
Today, I went to Wells Fargo Bank to deposit all the cash, and the teller looked at the $100 bill kinda funny. "I hope that is real", I said. He said, "I don’t think it is. Let me show it to my manager." She was on the phone, but in less than a glance, she waved her finger and shook her head. It was counterfeit! I wish they didn’t have to keep the bill, otherwise I’d give a photo of it. The printing was really good! But it was missing a watermark, and though they added a little strip inside the bill, the strip was not perpendicular to the edges of the bill.
So, the teller deposited the rest of the $53 into the Noisebridge account. "Thanks for taking this so well.", the teller said.
I just hope nobody "made change" and took $100 worth of twenties when they put that fake bill in there.